athenahealth wins kudos for job growth

December 4, 2013 in Medical Technology

EHR company athenahealth has been recognized for job creation.

The cloud-based health IT services vendor has been named the Gold Level winner for the Greater Boston region at the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. The awards are given annually by MassEcon to recognize companies that have made outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy.

“We are honored to be recognized by MassEcon for our contributions to the Massachusetts economy,” said Dan Orenstein, senior vice president, people process, athenahealth. “Our mission at athenahealth is to build a national health information backbone, enabling doctors to coordinate and deliver care as never before. To get there, we depend on smart people driven by a passion to do well by doing good. Investing in this region and drawing on the exceptional health care and technology talent for which Boston is famous is critical as we work to become medical caregivers’ most trusted service.”

Since January 1, 2012, athenahealth has added more than 400 jobs and has expanded its facilities by over 57,000 square feet. It also invested $168 million in its acquisition of the “Arsenal on the Charles” campus, where its headquarters have been located since 2005. It expects to make a projected $200 million additional investment over the next 10 years. The company has announced plans to add 1,900 more jobs by 2022.

The fast-growing health IT company, headquartered in Watertown, Mass., is also investing $10.8 million in the expansion at the Ponce City Market development in Atlanta, where it plans to create 500 new high-paying jobs over five years.The company also has operations in Rome, Ga., as well as in Alabama, California, Maine, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and India.

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